11.06.2018 - UNESCO Office in Nairobi

Press Release: BEAR II Official launch and inception workshop in Kenya

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The Government of Kenya, in cooperation with UNESCO, is organizing a launch ceremony of the project BEAR II (Better Education for Africa's Rise) from 19 to 20 June 2018 at the Kenya School of Monetary Studies

11 June 2018: Better, Education for Africa’s Rise (BEAR) II is a five-year joint initiative managed technically by UNESCO and funded by the Republic of Korea. Following extensive consultation in formulating the project to correspond to national needs, BEAR II is currently in its ‘Inception Phase’. The objectives of the inception phase are as follows: to deepen understanding of the objectives of the project among national stakeholders, to enhance the level of participation and ownership of the project and to develop an implementation plan for the coming years.

The government of Kenya, in cooperation with UNESCO, is organizing a launch ceremony and an inception workshop in Nairobi, from 19 to 20 June 2018 at the Kenya School of Monetary Studies (KSMS).

The event will bring together government representatives and key stakeholders in the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) sector as well as in the target sector of intervention i.e. environmental technology.

During the inception workshop, an overall plan of the project and an operational work plan to guide project implementation will be developed and validated. Key structures and processes will be set up to facilitate the implementation of the project.

About BEAR II Project

Better Education for Africa’s Rise Project (Phase II) is working to update curricula, better train teachers, rebrand the image of TVET, boost infrastructure and engage employers and enterprises to help create more comprehensive TVET Systems in Eastern Africa (Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Tanzania and Uganda). BEAR II interventions focus on improving the quality, relevance and perception of TVET in specific sectors carefully chosen for their potential for job creation. The ultimate aim of the project is to promote quality TVET systems and to give young people a better chance of finding jobs.

Venue: Kenya School of Monetary Studies (KSMS)-Nairobi, Kenya

UNESCO Regional Focal Point for BEAR II: Mr. Hamidou BOUKARY, hd.boukary(at)unesco.org

Media Relations: Miss Gaia Paradiso, g.paradiso(at)unesco.org

Additional resources:

UNESCO TVET

Better Education for Africa’s Rise

UNESCO Strategy for TVET (2016-2021)

Better Education for Africa’s Rise II




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